This is a strand of what are called "Sherpa Beads" or Sherpa coral. Made to simulate coral (in India, China, or Europe) and traded to Nepal in the early 1900's, these glass beads were popular with the Sherpa people of Nepal.
The strand is 26 inches long and holds 47 beads of various sizes and shapes with even a good bit of variation in color and texture. The largest bead is 19 mm by 18 mm. The smallest is 10 mm by 14 mm.
These have a good deal of pitting and variation in texture from the original crafting. The color of the glass is amazing. Strung for storage on strong cotton thread.
These are super bright antique red trade beads, made to simulate coral, in gorgeous red and coral tones. These beads sell for $5-$7 a piece, so buying them in a strand is a good value (much cheaper).
This is a heavy strand, and will be expensive to ship internationally.
I generally ship within 3 business days of receiving payment, often within 24 hours.
All item have insurance included in the cost. All items are shipped in a jewelry/gift box, and in a bubble wrap container, or if necessary a small cardboard box.
All import taxes, duty fees and customs charges are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Please be informed about the cost of importing purchases to your country, as well as those items which may or may not be allowed into your country. VAT is not included in the price.
I prefer immediate payment via PayPal or credit card. If you would like to mail a money order, please send a USPS money order. I expect either immediate payment, or immediate contact. Mailed payment must be received within 7 days.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
I guarantee my items, but am a small business, so I must be contacted within 3 days of receipt of an item if you intend to return it, and must receive the item in the original condition within 7 days. No exceptions. I do not give partial refunds after a sale, but will accept returns.